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2/21/2013 10:40:00 AM
Kimes signs with Joliet Slammers

NT Sports Staff

Another familiar face has joined the Joliet Slammers.

Former Ottawa standout Korey Kimes has signed to pitch for the independent Frontier League team, joining former La Salle-Peru pitcher Brett Zawacki on the roster.

Putnam County baseball coach Dave Garcia is the team’s hitting coach and head assistant, and former L-P coach and current PC assistant Bill Booker is the Slammers’ bench coach.

Kimes was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 18th-round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Illinois.

He pitched five games for the Rookie League Elizabethton Twins before being sidelined with mononucleosis.

In 2012, he started six games and pitched in relief in two others for Elizabethton, going 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA before getting promoted to the low Class A Beloit Snappers.

Kimes went 2-0 with a 4.34 ERA out of the bullpen.

He was released in December.

The Slammers report May 1 open the season May 17.

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